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Sunday, October 25, 2015

SPECIAL PROGRAMME "GARBO HELE CHADYO" & LIVE COVERAGE OF GARBA BY DOORDARSHAN KENDRA, AHMEDABAD DURING NAVRATRI








Gujarat’s Navratri Festival, is “A Circle of Ecstasy” that throbs non-stop for nine nights with millions of fantastically costumed devotees swaying in a fusion of dance and devotion. Although this festival is celebrated throughout India, nowhere it is performed with more panache and fervor than in Gujarat.

The significance of Navratri is offering devotion to “Goddess Amba (Durga)”, who is believed to exist in many forms. These Goddesses are believed to be known as "Shakti" as the tales narrate their power over killing of demons. This is also an agrarian festival for celebrating the fertility of earth.”GARBO is a symbol of Universe and the lamp inside is the light of universe. Therefore this festival has a special significance in Rural Gujarat also. The remotest corner of Gujarat turned into a dance floor during these nine days. 

This year Doordarshan Kendra Ahmedabad moved out from the Studio and decided to telecast LIVE GARBA events from the different corners of Gujarat. Various Garba based programs were presented in a Garba bouquet “GARBO HELE CHADYO” from 13th to 22nd October, 2015. To give additional flavor to the content, Special Set was erected with in DDK Premises to record Garba Songs by inviting well known folk singers of Gujarat. “AARTIES” performed at famous temples of Goddesses of Gujarat were recorded which was an additional flower in GARBA bouquet. Garbas recorded in last 9 years in DD Studio were repackaged and were presented in a special programme. A programme to demonstrate unique Dance Styles “GARBA STEPS” to the viewers added fragrance to the Garba Bouquet.

LIVE GARBA were telecast from 9.30 PM to 11.00 PM on DD GIRNAR from “GMDC Ground, Ahmedabad” (State Level Garba event organized for nine nights by Gujarat Tourism) by deputing DDK, Ahmedabad “OB VAN” and from various place of Gujarat like Harij-Patan, Ambod, Kutch, Jamnagar, Porbandar, Kadi, Vadodara & Ahmedabad. This is for the first time Doordarshan has initiated for such extensive live telecast of this longest Dance festival. EFP Van of DDK, Mumbai and staff of DDK Ahmedabad worked day & night to left behind no stone unturned for quality output.

DD-Girnar has tried to present the unique dance styles of different Regions of Gujarat with the perspective of Community Participation where there is no bar of Caste-creed, Class, Age or religion. 

Initiative of “DD GIRNAR” is highly appreciated by the Viewers & Media. Well Known Gujarati news papers like “Ahmedabad Mirror” & “Nav Gujarat Samay” had also noticed this initiative by giving space in their esteemed News papers. Kendra also earned record break revenue of last Ten years. 

For wide publicity of the programme big size "Banners" were placed on the EFP Van, OB Van & DSNG vehicle.

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